The Process

Bathtub and Countertop Refinsihing

The process is time consuming, but fairly straight forward.  Ready to learn more?

You’ll want to make sure that the room is clear of all personal and household items. Everything will be covered and protected during the process, however we want to be sure there is nothing in the bathroom that could accidentally be knocked over or broken. Additionally, the chemicals used are quite strong, so it’s a good idea to remove your towels and linens as well.

First thing we do is to set up proper ventilation.

This requires access to a window or door – if your bathroom has a window, great, if not we can run tubing down the hall to another window or door. We strip off all existing silicone caulk from seams and cracks in the areas to be worked on. We tape and cover areas around the bathtub, tile, or sink to be painted.

Next, we prepare the surfaces to be painted by either sanding (for fiberglass) or acid etching (for steel enamel) the surfaces.

We use Hawk Research Labs’ PORC-ETCH 1000 to break down the original glaze finish of your bathtub, sink or wall tile. This product has a highly stabilized base which is easily neutralized with water. It is also a great cleaning agent for removing dirt, grime, grease, and rust! This is a one step process that is safe for your home and family. The etching material must sit for approximately one hour before it is rinsed and wiped off all surfaces.

Next, we prep to paint!

After cleaning up after the etching process, we drape and tape the entire bathroom and doorway and secure the ventilation system. We make sure that every bit of your non-project space is protected from overspray.

Finally we paint, using a four-step epoxy and acrylic urethane process.

The paint is sprayed on using a HVLP compliant paint system powered by an air turbine compressor. We start with a high quality epoxy primer – ULTRAGRIP 4000 – designed to be ultra-resistant to moisture. Following two coats of primer, we spray top coat. GLAS-TECH 9100 24-Hour Cure Acrylic Urethane Coating is the final two coats for your new bathtub, sink and tile.

You’re all set!

We need to let the paint dry for at least an hour. After which we will remove all the plastic coverings and tape, remove our equipment and leave your bathroom the way we found it – only better!  You will need to wait an additional 24 hours before you use the bathtub or sink.

We appreciate you taking the time to come by and read more about our refinishing services.

We promise to provide you with a fair and honest estimate for services – and most importantly we will treat your home like ours.

For more information and a FREE estimate please call us at (410) 630-1254 or provide us with your contact number and photo (or photos!) of your project by clicking here.